02 Apr Review of the Fuji GFX 50R Medium Format Camera
Source: Fujifilm Insider
There is a divide within the camera manufacturing market. The majority of the users are interested in lighter, sleeker, and smaller camera bodies that don’t make large sacrifices to image quality or the conveniences from luxuries of previous generations. The other side is those of us are okay with a bulky body, just as long has it has a larger sensor, and more niche features such as in-body focus stacking. And by in large, Fuji has catered to both of those markets; offering incredible and compact cameras such as the FujiFilm X-H1, and the recently released Fujifilm X-T3. But they’ve also humored medium format enthusiasts, with the release of the Fujifilm GFX 50S. But Fujifilm has also recently tried to bridge the gap and released the FujiFilm GFX 50R – a medium format camera system, in a surprisingly small (relative to format) body.
To put it plainly, the Fujifilm GFX 50R is a slimmed down Fujifilm GFX 50S; offering most all of the features of its older sibling while trimming down 5.1 ounces and 25mm in the waistline. And for a market which prides itself on the big blocky cameras of Phase One and Hasselblad, these size changes are significant.
The Fujifilm GFX 50R contains a 51.4 megapixel 44mm x 33mm sensor. While marketed as a medium format camera, the sensor is considered a crop sensor within the medium format market (whereas Phase One and Hasselblad’s medium format systems are generally the 645 format, at 53.7mm x 40.4mm). But all this hair-splitting is fodder since FujiFilm is best known for their 1.6x crop bodies, putting this sensor 283% larger in size. Even still this sensor also boasts 12 stops of dynamic range in a single shot but also offers a number of bracketing modes (from ISO bracketing to exposure bracketing, and even white balance bracketing) expanding that dynamic range even further…..
Review of the Fuji GFX 50R Medium Format Camera posted on Fujifilm Insider on .